Shootout reels in TV viewers | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 05, 2018

Shootout reels in TV viewers

The largest British audience for a live sporting event since the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics watched England's dramatic penalty shootout with Colombia as Gareth Southgate's team reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 2006.

English commercial broadcaster ITV -- who share the live rights with BBC -- said 23.6 million viewers tuned in for five minutes of the shootout in Moscow whilst an average of 20.1 million watched the game in its entirety.

According to ITV's figures, the most-watched single minute of Tuesday's game was 9:52pm (2052 GMT), when 24.4 million people tuned in.

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